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on this saturday night, charged with murder. the dramatic new details tonight on how the suspect in the deadly paris bombing attacks was finally tracked down and captured in belgium as the french try to bring him back to face trial. deadly crash. searching for answers in russia after a boeing 737 crashes and breaks apart on landing in bad weather killing all 62 people on board. arizona battleground. ahead of tuesday's primary, we are out with the protesters who are blocking traffic and chaining themselves to cars in the ground war to try
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road less traveled. why so many teenagers are deciding to wait before getting a driver's license, putting off a rite of passage. "nightly news" begins now. from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news." reporting tonight, jose diaz balard. today one day after his capture after a four-month search, salah abdeslam was charged with murder in connection with the terror attacks in paris that killed 130 people. french officials say he played a central role in the attacks. then backed out himself before the first shots were fired. at the same time, new details emerge of how authorities tracked him down and how he got away from them one last time before he was finally caught.
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evening. tonight police are standing guard outside the apartment where abdeslam was captured there. they have spent the day questioning him and officials say he charged with participating in terrorist murder, transferred in a convoy, escorted by a high security prison today. shot in the leg in last night's raid, abdeslam is cooperating, his lawyer says. admitting driving some attackers to paris, according to a french prosecutor. claiming he planned to blow himself up, then backtracked. victims of the attack taking it in tonight. >> i wouldn't say it's a relief that he has been arrested. i felt numb. >> reporter: they want to see him in france for trial. abdeslam is vowing a legal fight. >> who refuse
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>> reporter: his capture stunning. nbc news has new details. tuesday under a routine house raid that led to a shootout. abdeslam escaped across a roof. on thursday, at a funeral for abdeslam's brother, a paris suicide bomber, police confiscated cell phones from friends and family. a move that may have helped detectives track him friday. his capture potentially helping police hunt down more isis jihadists who travelled to europe last year. >> isis infiltrated at least between 25, 30 to 50, 60 people in europe during the last summer and the last fall. >> reporter: yesterday we won an important battle belgian's prime minister telling europeans. we realize we have not won the war. >> the most that the family wants to ask
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why have you done that? with whom? it's very important question. >> reporter: tonight, 24 hours after these dramatic raids, borders across europe are on alert for accomplices who may be on the run. tonight, the french prosecute or says abdeslam's first account of what happened here should be treated with caution. if he really did leave here to head to paris to take part in the attacks, then that massacre could have seen more killed. officials in southern russia tonight are trying to figure out what caused a boeing 737 jetliner to crash on landing killing all 62 on board. the weather is among the issues being considered. the plane had flown to russia from dubai. >> reporter: the impact sudden. the fireball all consuming. the final moments apparently caught on this security camera video obtained by state-owned russian television.
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the plane exploded trying to land during a severe storm. at down, emergency crews searched the wreck anl, wreckage. there were no survivors. it killed all 62 people on board. inside the airport, 600 miles south of moscow, crews tried to comfort devastated families. the 737 jet was carrying 55 passengers, including four children, and seven crew members. most russian citizens. the plane flying in from the united arab emirates tried to land at 1:00 in the morning but was forced to abort abort, circling for two hours. this relative saying it's terrible they flew so many miles to die so close to home. russian investigators say they have recovered both flight data recorders. the cause is not known, but investigators say weather could be a factor. they are looking into whether a mechanical malfunction or pilot error may be to blame.
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team out as well. >> i would like to express the devastation we all feel. >> reporter: the carrier is a newer budget airline with no history of a catastrophic crash. today, russians are paying their respects with roses as families grieve. u.s. military officials say an american marine was killed today in an isis rocket attack in northern iraq. they say three others were injured in the attack south of mosul. the rocket was fired at a small outpost where u.s. service members are advising troops are preparing for an assault on mosul, a large city that has been held by isis for almost two years. two americans were killed, at least among the four people in a suicide bomb attack in turkey today. it happened in istanbul, inned middle ed the middle of a shopping district. last week an attack left 35 people dead. three dozen people
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today's explosion. the stop trump campaign heated up today in arizona as the republican front runner campaigned in that state which holds its primary tuesday. immigration is a key issue. from hallie jackson in arizona. >> reporter: stopping traffic, hoping to stop trump, protesters fill this phoenix street. >> when i say stop you say trump. >> reporter: and arrests, arguments, again after these angry scenes in salt lake city last night. his supporters line up for trump's rallies in arizona, ground zero for the political battle over today trump appearing with the governor and a sheriff. >> this country has a big, big problem with illegal immigration. >> reporter: he is now ramping up attacks on mitt romney after he said he would vote for ted cruz in utah. >> he is a total stiff.
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this guy is a loser. did he let us down? >> reporter: trump not mentioning romney's faith today in arizona but taking air in utah. >> are sure he's a mormon? are we sure? >> reporter: it's an argument that could backfire. >> mitt romney is known as the mormon jfk. you don't go to a state dominated by a religion and question one of the here rose of heros of the religion. >> reporter: cruise >> not too many evangelicals come out of cuba. >> reporter: cruz is calling on trump to in his words stop going to the gutter. >> that has no place in politics. that is wrong. it's disgraceful to call into question the faith of another. >> reporter: cruz backing up the man who is giving him begrudging backing. not a full endorsement but one that could help in utah where cruz campaigned with mike lee today. >> for mike, the
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passion. >> reporter: he is cruz's only senate endorser, a sign the establishment is not sure who they want. 2400 miles away, protesters know who they don't want. outside trump tower, staging this. the front runner keeps alive the movement that could propel him to the white house. in the midst of near constant interruption here, a violent incident. someone kicking a protester being walked out. then taken out by police. trump pointing toward where it happened and calling it a disgrace. >> thank you very much. as the protest movement against trump and his campaign heats up, we wanted to get a better sense of what it's all about. here is our report. >> when i say stop you say trump. >> reporter: it happened as they planned it. the arrests.
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police and bystanders. are you worried you will be raeft arrested? >> that's a risk we are willing to take. if donald trump continues and becomes president and more rhetoric, our families will be hurt. >> reporter: they met for secret making signs, preparing maps. then their moment of truth. >> we're here to end it and shut that down. >> reporter: we tagged along as the human rights organization, which fights for the rights of local undocumented immigrants, shut down the main road to the trump event for hours. trapping hundreds of cars. they were ready for the deputies. they chained themselves to their cars. they were arrested. all part of the plan. in salt lake city last night, hundreds of protesters, mostly bernie sanders supporters. you want didn't to know that his message is not welcome here? >> absolutely. >> reporter: rallying
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but clashing with hundreds of trump supporters. and then with police. the grass-roots effort to silence the front runner more organized, bold and urgent than ever before. the billionaire business mogul never more popular. never more hated. much more on the campaign tomorrow morning on "meet the governor john kasich will be among the guests. officials in new jersey began testing water for lead today in the faucets and fountains of all of the public schools. newark could be dealing with a growing threat to children exposed to elevated levels of lead. >> reporter: anger and frustration as parents drop their kids off at school. this week, water was shut off at 30 public schools with unsafe levels of lead.
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they knew something was wrong with the water the school closed down. >> reporter: students are being offered free blood tests. >> we're putting lead into our bodies. >> reporter: the district released data that showed lead left levels were at or above 12% of samples. now the new school super inten department is demanding water tests at each of the city's 67 schools. what do you say to concerned parents? >> i understand that sentiment. you are more likely to get inappropriate levels of lead from a chip of paint that has lead or dust that has lead in homes. >> reporter: the dad ta data shows it was nowhere near as high a flint. that doesn't give them peace of mind. >> christie, where are you? with all of this going on. where are you? >> reporter: governor chris christie says officials have been monitoring the
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but districts weren't required to report to the state. >> the school districts are situation. >> i didn't know. mayor didn't know. officials not reporting information problem. by keeping it a secret, they stripped the people of their power? >> yeah. you absolutely strip the people of the city of the authority to make a decision about what they think is and their families on a personal level. that's where the >> reporter: a problem in need of a solution to protect its most precious natural resource. >> if we don't have the will to do it for ourselves, at least we can do it for our children. as you have probably heard by now, there's snow in the forecast tomorrow. for many people in the northeast on the first day of spring. how much snow? meteorologist dylan dreyer has been busy studying the forecast models. >> good evening. it looks like the storm will stay
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which the american model has been saying. we have been henling dging our bets because the european one was different. it will strength sunday. winter storm watches in rhode island and southeastern massachusetts because as as it stays to the south eat east of nantucket, we could see accumulating snow. here we go sunday morning. this air after of low pressure off north carolina. wind and rain showers through virginia and north carolina. then as we go into sunday night, the storm intensifies off of southeast earn massachusetts. eastern long and rhode island have the best chance of seeing snow with outer parts of cape cod seeing six inches of snow. the european model hanging on to two to four in boston. one to two possible in new york. the american model really doesn't have a lot of accumulating snow for the big
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just mountain snow. i do think this is going to be a near miss. most of it is going to stay or ffshore. why growing numbers of teenagers are deciding they don't need a driver's license right away. later, bring on the air dancers. their role in trying to keep unwanted visitors off the dock. look, the wolf was huffing and puffing. like you do sometimes, grandpa? well, when you have copd, it can be hard to breathe. it can be hard to get air out, which can make it hard to get air in. so i talked to my doctor. she said... symbicort could help you breathe better, starting within 5 minutes. symbicort doesn't replace a rescue inhaler for sudden symptoms. symbicort helps provide significant improvement of your lung function. symbicort is for copd, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. it should not be taken more than twice a day. symbicort contains formoterol. medicines like formoterol increase the risk of death
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and their parents know, it's a rite of passage, getting a driver's license and enjoying ing ing freedom. did you know more and more teenagers are saying no thanks, at least not for now? what's steering this trend. >> reporter: when the school day comes to an end, this is where the rubber meets the road for many students. even though millie jones is merely 18, she walks just about everywhere because she doesn't have a driver's license. >> i don't know. missing out on that much by not having a car. >> reporter: at this high school in seattle, millie is far from alone. show of hands, who does not have their driver's license. everyone in this group relies on the city bus or their own two feet. >> i have friends that drive and a lot that don't. i say it's 50/50. >> reporter: it's a national trend. fewer teens are rushing to the dmv when they turn 16. a report bit
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found in 1983, 80% of 18-year-olds had a license. by 2014, that number dropped to 60%. why? >> i can't afford it. >> insurance. we don't have the money for insurance. >> mainly because i think my mom is a little scared. >> reporter: researchers also say teens today are too busy and can still rely on the family taxi. >> there's a recent if a none na with parents driving kids to school instead of the bus and things like that. >> reporter: uber and lyft offer a way to get around. or you can just call your friends. >> even though it's uncomfortable, it can be annoying to ask people, it works. >> reporter: for students getting a license, many must pay commercial companies like defensive driving schools because fewer public schools are offering driver's ed. as for millie -- >> i feel okay without a driver's license. >> reporter: she's in no rush.
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contact your health plan for the latest information. what body aches? what knee pain? what sore elbow? advil liqui-gels make pain a distant memory nothing works faster stronger or longer what pain? advil. the scene on the coast of oregon this week where it has come to this. air dancers, yes, air dancers placed on the docks to scare away the sea lions that cause damage each year. everything else failed to keep them away, including plastic fencing and a fake whale. officials are hoping
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the right moves. cheetah cubs are getting special attention at the cincinnati zoo. they were born after a rare c-section performed by vets there. they are now undergoing around the clock critical care. cheetahs are an endangered species. he is a social media star on facebook and twitter. now pope francis is on instagram as his name in latin. the pope's first post captioned pray for me racked up more than 120,000 likes in first few hours. it comes on the third anniversary of the pope's inauguration. in case you missed it, confirmation that march madness is well under way. with under ten seconds left, texas brings it night. s watch this. with less than three
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there it went. northern iowa wins it in stunning fashion, 75-72. we're back in a moment with the sounds of cuba and dreams of change among artists
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more than twice a day. symbicort contains formoterol. medicines like formoterol increase the risk of death from asthma problems. symbicort may increase your risk of lung infections, osteoporosis, and some eye problems. you should tell your doctor or high blood pressure before taking it. symbicort could mean a day with better breathing. watch out, piggies! (children giggle) symbicort. breathe better starting within 5 minutes. call or go online to learn more about a free trial offer. if you can't afford your medication, astrazeneca may be able to help. finally tonight, when president obama travels to cuba tomorrow, it will be most symbolic action get as the two countries normalize relations.
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anticipating the possibilities this new era will bring, including musicians, both here and there. this woman has arrived dream. >> when you are a jazz singer or you try to be a jazz singer, it's like to be in the place. >> the music soulful. the rhythms race through her veins. >> my blood is like the sea. it can go like so calm. but at the same time can get like crazy. >> much she admits like her caribbean homeland. >> it can be calm. in one moment everything can change. >> change seen by warming relations now opening the door to a new era of young cuban musicians. that change cannot come soon enough for
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he left cuba over 20 years ago. in his song, he longs to return. >> i got a big problem in cuba. i talk bad about the government. >> for speaking out, he was detained. threatened with a long uncertain of his fate if he returns, he left behind his mother, daughter and has a met. >> spend all my life without my family. very, very sad. sorry. >> he recognizes she enjoys new found opportunities outside of cuba. while he dreams of bringing his music home. >> this is a step for musicians. it's okay. you know? >> both believe change will take time. >> i hope. i hope they have a very good future for cuba. i hope. >> i'm hoping.
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both. lester holt will report from havana tomorrow on president obama's trip to cuba. that's "nbc nightly news" for this saturday. thank you for the privilege of your time. for all of us here at nbc news, thanks for watching.
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